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Step-by-step procedure on how to add and check engine coolant on a 2012-2017 Toyota Camry XV50.

Table of Contents

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood. Pull the hood release under the dashboard. Go to the front of the vehicle. Unlock the hood latch and pull the hood up until the hood struts are in the hold position.Sliding the tab to unlock the hood latch.

     

    Opened hood of the Toyota Camry 2012.
  2. Add coolant to the radiator if you replaced coolant hoses or drained the engine coolant.
  3.  Locate the radiator cap on the front side of the engine compartment behind the bumper support bracket. The coolant level is satisfactory between the "F" and "L" lines on the reservoir when the engine is cold.The Radiator cap of the Toyota Camry.

     

  4. Open the radiator cap by pushing the cap in and twisting it counterclockwise.Removing the radiator cap of the Toyota Camry 2012.

    Do not open the radiator cap when the engine is hot; make sure to let the vehicle cool down before opening the radiator cap.

  5. Pour the engine coolant into the radiator.Adding engine coolant to the radiator.

    Check the radiator cap if it needs to be replaced by checking the rubber gasket on the lid.

  6. Close the cap by pushing it back to the radiator and twisting it clockwise.Closing the radiator cap.

     

  7. Locate the engine coolant reservoir on the front side of the engine compartment near the radiator cap.The engine coolant reservoir of the Toyota Camry.

     

  8. Check the fluid level on the indicator on the backside of the coolant reservoir. There's a line that indicates the full and low levels of the engine coolant.Checking the fluid level of the engine coolant.

     

  9. Open the cap of the coolant reservoir by pulling it up.Opening the cap of the engine coolant reservoir.

     

  10. Pour the engine coolant into the reservoir.Pouring engine coolant to the reservoir.

     

  11. Close the cap by pushing it back to the reservoir.Closing the cap of the engine coolant reservoir.

What coolant type does Toyota Camry use? 

 "Toyota Super Long Life Coolant" or similar high-quality ethylene glycol based non-silicate, nonamine, non-nitrite, and non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology. The Toyota coolant is typically red in color. 

 

  • U.S.A.: "Toyota Super Long Life Coolant" is pre-mixed with 50% coolant and 50% deionized water.
  • Canada: "Toyota Super Long Life Coolant" is pre-mixed with 55% coolant and 45% deionized water.
Check/Add Engine Coolant Toyota Camry 2012-2017 XV50 Step-by-step procedure on how to add and check engine coolant on a 2012-2017 Toyota Camry XV50.